Enrique Iglesias Announces Co-Headlining North American Tour with Ricky Martin

Enrique Iglesias is joining forces with a fellow Latin superstar…

The 44-year-old Spanish singer and Ricky Martin have announced their first-ever co-headlining tour in North America. 

Enrique Iglesias & Ricky Martin

Iglesias and Martin will be joined by rising star Sebastian Yatra, who will perform as a special guest on the trek.

The tour will kick off on September 5 in Phoenix and make stops in major cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami and New York. The ambitious tour will wrap up on October 30 in Atlanta.

Both superstars in their own right, the Grammy-winning artists boast chart-topping success throughout their careers, landing No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including Iglesias’ “Bailamos,” which hit No. 1 on the chart dated September 4, 1999, and “Be With You” on June 24, 2000, and Martin’s smash hit “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” which topped the chart dated May 8, 1999.

On the Hot Latin Songs chart, they both have multiple No. 1s under their belt. Martin has had a total of 11 chart-toppers, including “Vuelve” and “Pegate,” while Iglesias has 27 No. 1s, including “Bailando” and the Nicky-Jamassisted reggaetón hit “El Perdón.”

Tickets for the highly anticipated tour go on sale to the general public starting on March 12. 

Here are the tour dates:

Sept. 5 — Phoenix, AZ — Gila River Arena
Sept. 6 — El Paso, TX — Don Haskins Center
Sept. 9 — Edinburg, TX — Bert Ogden Arena
Sept. 11 — San Antonio, TX — AT&T Center
Sept. 12 — Houston, TX — Toyota Center
Sept. 13 — Dallas, TX — American Airlines Center
Sept. 17 — Los Angeles, CA — STAPLES Center
Sept. 22 — San Jose, CA — SAP Center
Sept. 24 — Sacramento, CA — Golden 1 Center
Sept. 26 — Las Vegas, NV — MGM Grand Garden Arena
Oct. 1 — Chicago, IL — Allstate Arena
Oct. 6 — Boston, MA — TD Garden
Oct. 8 — Toronto, ON — Scotiabank Arena
Oct. 10 — Montreal, QC — Centre Bell
Oct. 14 — Philadelphia, PA — Wells Fargo Center
Oct. 15 — Washington, DC — Capital One Arena
Oct. 17 — Newark, NJ — Prudential Center
Oct. 18 — New York, NY — Madison Square Garden
Oct. 23 — Miami, FL — AmericanAirlines Arena
Oct. 29 — Orlando, FL — Amway Center
Oct. 30 — Atlanta, GA — State Farm Arena

Iglesias Becomes Solo Male Artist with the Most No. 1s on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs Chart

It should come as little surprise that Enrique Iglesias releases songs with titles like “Bailando,” “Dirty Dancer” and “Bailamos.”

Enrique Iglesias

The 41-year-old Spanish singer-songwriter has managed to break out of a tie for the most No. 1s among solo male artists in the 40-year history of Billboard‘s Dance Club Songs chart.

Iglesias has earned his 14th chart-topper with “Duele El Corazon,” featuring Wisin, who earns his first leader, as the track rises 2-1 on the chart dated September 17.

“I’m one lucky guy! ‘Duele El Corazon’ keeps surprising me in all senses,” Iglesias tells Billboard. “The song is quite simple and profound at the same time. And, in the end, all we need is love. That give-and-take feeling that moves the world.

“No. 1 on the dance chart … and I don’t dance. Quite amazing, if you ask me!”

Iglesias passes Dave Aude and Pitbull, each with 13 No. 1s.

Among all artists, he ties Lady Gaga for 10th place; Madonna leads with 46 No. 1s.

Dating back to the Dance Club Songs chart’s August 28, 1976, inception as a national survey, here’s an updated look at the acts with the most No. 1s:

46, Madonna
27, Rihanna
22, Beyonce
19, Janet Jackson
17, Mariah Carey
16, Jennifer Lopez
16, Kristine W
15, Katy Perry
15, Donna Summer
14, Lady Gaga
14, Enrique Iglesias
13, Dave Aude
13, Whitney Houston
13, Kylie Minogue
13, Pitbull

Iglesias’ new No. 1, remixed in Spanish and English by Aude, C-Rod and Tracy Young, among others (with added vocals by Tinashe and Javada), is the first leader with a foreign-language title since (the French) “Deja Vu,” by Giorgio Moroder featuring Sia (Aug. 1, 2015).

“Duele” is the first Spanish-language No. 1 since Iglesias’ last leader, “Bailando,” featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente De Zona (Oct. 18, 2014).

The crossover smash also remains No. 1 for a 12th (nonconsecutive) week on Billboard‘s Hot Latin Songs chart, where Iglesias has tallied a record 27 leaders.

Iglesias to Participate in the Billboard Latin Music Conference

Enrique Iglesias will now take your questions…

The 38-year-old Spanish singer-songwriter will make an appearance at the Billboard Superstar Q&A during the upcoming Billboard Latin Music Conference in Miami.

Enrique Iglesias

Iglesias will be interviewed by Billboard‘s Executive Director of Latin Content and Programming Leila Cobo, during an intimate conversation highlighting the singer/songwriter’s career.

“Enrique has spent 19 years on our charts and has placed 24 tracks at No. 1 on our Hot Latin Songs chart, more than any other artist,” says Cobo. “His chart history is unique and he is the perfect artist to celebrate our anniversary with.”

The conference, being held April 21-24 at Miami’s JW Marriott Marquis, will also include the participation of music stars Gloria Trevi, Kat Dahlia, recent Grammy-winner La Marisoul, Laura Pausini and Leslie Grace.

Iglesias, who has sold more than 100 albums worldwide, is a multiple Billboard Latin Music and Billboard Music Awards winner in a career dating back to 1995. Iglesias, whose biggest hits include “Bailamos,” “Hero,” “I Like It” and “Tonight (I’m Loving You),” is the first male performer to have the most No. 1s on Billboard‘s Dance Club Songs chart. He also has seven No. 1s on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart and multiple No. 1s across the Billboard charts.

Additionally, Iglesias has the Billboard record for the most No. 1 singles on the Hot Latin Songs chart with 24, which includes the recent hits “El Perdedor” featuring Marco Antonio Solis and “Loco” featuring Romeo Santos; both songs are featured on his tenth album SEX and LOVE, which was released this week. The new project includes 16 tracks including “I’m a Freak” featuring Pitbull, “Noche y Dia” featuring Yandel and Juan Magan and “Beautiful” featuring Kyle Minogue.

For more information about the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Conference, please visit BillboardLatinConference.com.

Iglesias’ New Single “Turn the Night Up” Races Up the Billboard Charts

Enrique Iglesias is turnin’ things up on the Billboard charts…

Following the release of his latest single, “Turn the Night Up,” the 38-year-old Spanish singer-songwriter has notched his second-highest debut on Billboard’s Pop Songs chart.

Enrique Iglesias

In its first week of release, Iglesias’ dancetastic single charges in at No. 30 on the chart, making it the week’s greatest gainer.

Of his 18 chart appearances, Iglesias began better only with his first entry, 1999’s “Bailamos,” which entered the chart at No. 28. 

“Turn the Night Up” received hourly promotional plays on participating Clear Channel Media and Entertainment stations upon its release last Monday, July 22.

After being available for pre-order, the song will be on sale on iTunes today (July 30).